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Alison Holt

Alison Holt

Managing Director, Offord Group
Senior Consultant, Marts & Lundy


Queen’s University

Alison Holt is the Managing Director of Offord Group, where she works with charities on fundraising, campaign, and marketing and communications strategy development. She  also leads Offord’s communications practice, and serves on the editorial team for Canadian Perspectives on Philanthropy, Offord’s annual magazine.

Prior to joining the Offord Group, Alison was the Vice‐Principal of External Relations at Greenwood College School, where she founded the office of advancement when the school opened in 2002. Her previous experience also includes Associate Director (Alumni Relations) at the University of Toronto, where she oversaw the University’s central alumni office and programs. She began her career at her alma mater, Queen’s University, where she was the Associate Editor of the alumni magazine and worked in alumni relations, advancement communications, and campaign communications.

Alison sits on the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University, where she also serves on the External Relations and Development Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee and the University Council. She is the recipient of Queen’s University’s Herbert J. Hamilton Award for service to the university.

Alison is also on the Montcrest School Board and the Foundation Board of the Child Development Institute. She has previously served as a faculty member of the CAIS Leadership Institute, member of AFP’s D3 event planning committee and Vice‐President of the Canadian Council on the Advancement of Education.

  • Aspengrove School
  • Brescia University College
  • CAMH
  • Camp Oochigeas
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Centennial College
  • Children’s Aid Foundation
  • CNIB
  • Crescent School
  • Concordia University
  • Elmwood School
  • Humber College
  • Ivey School of Business
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Lakefield College School
  • Mackenzie Health Foundation
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Montcrest School
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pathways to Education Canada
  • Right to Play
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto French School
  • Trafalgar Castle School
  • Queen’s University